Bitium
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryCloud computing
Founded2012; 10 years ago (2012)
FoundersErik Gustavson
Scott Kriz
Defunct2019
SuccessorGoogle Cloud
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California
Key people
Scott Kriz, CEO
ProductsBitium single sign-on and identity management
ParentGoogle
Websitehttps://www.bitium.com

Bitium was a developer of the cloud service Bitium, which provided single sign-on and identity management for software as a service (SaaS) cloud-based applications before its merger into Google Cloud. Bitium allows end users to access all of their cloud software accounts using a single set of login credentials. The product can integrate with cloud apps using SAML for enhanced security.

Bitium also allows companies to extend their existing directory structured to cloud apps. Bitium can integrate with Active Directory, LDAP, HRIS, Google Apps[1] and other on-premises directories to allow for centralized user access and control.

Bitium is backed by venture capital firm Polaris Partners and is an early graduate of the Amplify.LA accelerator. The corporate office is located in a building which was the former studio of artist Richard Diebenkorn. Bitium has been featured at CIO.com,[2] Forbes.com,[3] and Business2Community.com.[4]

Acquisition

On September 26, 2017, Google Cloud announced that it acquired Bitium, a step towards better management of enterprise-grade cloud customer services across an organization, through integration of features like setting security levels and access policies for applications.[5][6][7] At the end of September 2018 Bitium announced that it would close down all accounts for customers outside the United States, Canada or Mexico at the end of 2018.

Bitium was fully merged with Google Cloud and ceased to exist in 2019. However some of its technology is still used by Google.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bitium Drops Into Google Apps Marketplace To Give Enterprises Certainty".
  2. ^ "10 Cloud Security Startups to Watch in 2014".
  3. ^ "A Convergence Of The Single Sign-On, API Management And Integration Worlds".
  4. ^ "Bitium Review – A SaaS Operating System For Your SaaS Apps".
  5. ^ "Welcome Bitium to Google Cloud". Google. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  6. ^ "Google acquires Bitium to boost its cloud identity management capabilities | VentureBeat". venturebeat.com. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  7. ^ Etherington, Darrell. "Google Cloud acquires cloud identity management company Bitium". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-09-27.